Prices for the trio of electric vehicle products to be sold by smart in Canada have been released.
smart electric vehicles will include the smart fortwo electric drive and the all-new smart ebike.
The smart fortwo electric drive coupe will start at CDN$26,990 while the electric drive cabriolet will be priced from CDN$29,990.
smart Centers across Canada are already taking orders, and the first cars will be delivered in the spring.
A third electric vehicle to wear the smart badge will be available this summer with the launch of the smart ebike. Priced from CDN$3,240, smart said its ebike is ideal for city use and blends an unconventional design with high technology standards to create a fun and functional urban transportation solutionthat offers the comfortof a power-assisted two-wheeler and the easy handling of a bicycle.
The third generation smart fortwo electric drive’s electric motor provides 96 pound-feet of torque and 55 kilowatt. On a full charge, the 17.6 kilowatt-hour battery enables the smart electric drive to travel around 138 kilometers (86 miles) in city traffic without producing any local emissions.
smart said the next generation smart fortwo electric drive features a refreshed exterior appearance with dynamic new styling cues that include a larger grille, LED lights, revised bumpers and wider door sills.
The extensive list of standard comfort features includes air conditioning, power windows, heated seats, and electrically adjustable heated mirrors.
The smart ebike will, according to the German company, introduce a practical and clever mode of power-assisted transportation on two wheels when it is launched in mid-July. The main components of the smart ebike such as the lightweight frame, battery housing, handlebars, LED lights and mudguards have been designed and developed specifically for smart.
The rider has the flexibility to decide how much power he or she wants the 250 watt electric motor to deliver by pressing a button on the handlebar. Depending on the power level selected and the cycling cadence, a battery charge can last for more than 100 kilometers (62 miles). The portable, 423 watt-hour lithium-ion battery can be charged either at a normal socket or while riding.
The maintenance-free rear-wheel hub motor also becomes a generator when the rider brakes which recuperates and stores braking energy.
“As a pioneer of intelligent urban mobility, it is absolutely fitting that smart will yet again set the benchmark by positioning the highly sophisticated, third generation smart electric drive as the lowest priced electric vehicle in Canada and by launching the all new smart ebike,” said Tim A. Reuss, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. “The new smart fortwo electric drive has garnered significant attention since its official debut earlier this year, and I am extremely pleased that the pre-ordering program we introduced has generated a lot of excitement at our dealerships in anticipation of next year’s official launch. We will continue to demonstrate the many benefits that the smart e-portfolio will offer customers through a national summer tour, and look forward to making these game-changing products available to eager customers from coast-to-coast.”